19 Jul, 2024
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Nearly 300,000 displaced by Syria quake – state media

BEIRUT – More than 298,000 people have been forced to leave their homes due to this week’s deadly earthquake, Syrian state media reported, in an apparent reference to the parts of Syria under government control, not those held by other factions. State news agency SANA quoted Hussein Makhlouf, minister of local administration and environment, as […]

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Housemate denies murder of Kenyan LGBTQ activist

By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI – The housemate of Kenyan model, designer and LGBTQ rights campaigner Edwin Chiloba, whose body was found in a metal box last month, denied the charge of murder on Wednesday. Jacktone Odhiambo, who police believe to have been in a relationship with Chiloba, was accused of murdering him between the night […]

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Macron to host Ukraine’s Zelenskiy and Germany’s Scholz in Paris on Wednesday

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris later on Wednesday with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the French Presidency said on Wednesday. Futher details were not immediately available. On his second trip abroad since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 2, Zelenskiy visited Britain earlier on Wednesday […]

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Germany’s Scholz travelling to Paris to meet Zelenskiy: sources

BERLIN – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is flying to Paris to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and French President Emmanuel Macron, according to German government sources. Macron will host the meeting between the three leaders in the French capital on Wednesday, the French presidency said. German broadcaster ntv had first reported Scholz’s trip, citing […]

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Fire at Latvia drone factory that supplies Ukraine

VILNIUS – Firefighters in the Latvian capital Riga were tackling a blaze on Wednesday at a factory of a U.S.-based drone maker which supplies the Ukrainian army, Latvian public broadcaster LSM said. Lativa is the sole European production facility for U.S. company Edge Autonomy. LSM quoted a police spokesperson as saying officers investigating the incident […]